kaffeine says audio device busy
peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Tue Nov 13 03:49:52 UTC 2007
On Mon, 12 Nov 2007 14:01:10 +0100
Bram Kuijper <a.l.w.kuijper at rug.nl> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Suddenly, when I start Kaffeine, it says: "audio output unavailable,
> device is busy()"
> when I do
> ps ax | grep alsa
> ps ax | grep xine
> not any processes are returned... how can I restart my sound card,
> without rebooting the whole system.
That should show what is using the sound device.
ps aux | grep esd
ps aux | grep arts
One or several of those should show a result. I have often found that a
for example, does the trick - but artsd is more likely, with a KDE app like
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